Latest NewsThe 2016 Gala is a Success!
“No child can succeed on their own, so it’s up to us as a community to equip each with the tools needed to triumph over their doubts, to be aware of their achievements, and to be proud of what they can do.” -Sam Mintz, Super Stars Literacy AmeriCorps Teacher On behalf of the organization, we… Read more »more... Proxy Bidding for 2016 Live Auction Available!
Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Your contributions to our Live Auction support the program! If you are unable to attend our Gala Fundraiser on Saturday, February 27, 2016, you can still proxy bid on our live lots! Super Stars Literacy offers some of the most exclusive experiences in our LIVE… Read more »more... Purchase Your Gala Tickets!
You’re invited to join us… for an adventure, a blast! This night of all nights is here again at last! From Oakland to Newark, from Hayward to the sea, We build lifelong learners, it’s true, you and me, Working with families, teachers, and community insights We all come together to help our students reach great heights,… Read more »more...
Connect with Bay Area young professionals and advocate for early childhood literacy development in the East Bay! This event features happy hour pricing, guest bartenders from our network, music, drink wheel fun, and multiple opportunities to engage with and support the nonprofit Super Stars Literacy. ALL TIPS EARNED WILL BE MATCHED BY LIBERTINE BAR AND… Read more »more... February 17 Family Engagement Event at Vincent Academy
The Oakland Zoo will be bringing 4 live animals to present to students and their families, and will teach about care and compassion for living things! The presentation will be followed by a hands-on parent workshop about creating a literacy rich environment at home, and animal-related student activities. We would love to engage you as… Read more »more... February 11 Oakland Zoo Visits Harder Elementary
The Oakland Zoo is bringing an educational presentation to share with our students and their families to get everyone excited about learning and inspired to discover new things! After the presentation, which includes 4 live animals, students will engage in a follow-up activity while parents enjoy a workshop giving them new tools to help educate… Read more »more...
The Achievement Gap
Children from poor families enter school having been exposed, on average, to over 30 million fewer words than their more affluent peers.
A student who cannot read proficiently by 3rd grade is over 4 times more likely to drop out of school, which limits their own opportunities and continues the cycle of poverty in their communities
There is an almost 90% chance that a child who is a poor reader at the end of grade 1 will be a poor reader in grade 4.